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Deciding to Add Our Names to the List

Deciding to Add Our Names to the List

Our adoption agency, the IAC, gives their families who have been waiting to adopt for at least one year the option of joining what they call the “Last Minute Hospital List.”  Basically, this means that an expectant mother is at the hospital and is just about to (or has just) given birth and has decided … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursday: Taking its sweet time

Thoughtful Thursday: Taking its sweet time

We got our monthly report from our adoption counselor  a few days ago – she told us our Expectant Parent letter went out four times in the month of January (out of the agency’s reported 42 intakes last month).  There are several reasons for our low count – which is based on how many times … Continue reading

They Came! They Went!

They Came! They Went!

A little after 1:00 this afternoon, the UPS guy (after rummaging in the back of his truck for a few minutes – I was on the verge of offering to help him, he took so long) met a very enthusiastic me at the front door with a surprisingly heavy box.  The contents: After a quick … Continue reading

Control + P: Print!

Control + P: Print!

If you also follow the Littlest Brooks-Livingston on Facebook, (please do!)  you already know our happy news from Wednesday: our file  (Dear Birthparent letter, the home study, all paperwork, all clearances, our IHeartAdoption site, everthing) was officially approved!  We are so excited to be finally NEARLY there! What we’re waiting on now is for the … Continue reading

Our Letter to an Expectant Parent

Our Letter to an Expectant Parent

The top of our adoption to do list, as we’ve mentioned a couple of times, has been occupied by The Letter. What letter?  Oh, just the one wherein we have 950 words to persuade someone that we’ll make good parents – and that we’re the right parents – for their soon-to-be born child.  That letter. No sweat. *A* and … Continue reading

Home Study Visit #1

Home Study Visit #1

After some last minute rushing around to make things as perfect as possible, wherein the cats were threatened to stay out of the litter box for at least two hours, Tucker was relocated to the back porch, coffee made, scones baked and four kinds of fruit (organic, even!) cut for a nice little tray, we nervously welcomed our social … Continue reading

The one time you don’t answer the phone…

The one time you don’t answer the phone…

…and it’s your new social worker trying to schedule your homestudy visits! Well, don’t I feel sheepish!  I was all set for a long wait to get the homestudy started, and though that first phone call took a week, our new social worker was ready to go! We already have our two in-home visits scheduled.  … Continue reading

News! At Last!

News! At Last!

We finally finished all of our requirements and small forest’s worth of paperwork, every last scrap (knock on wood!) (haha! Just got the pun!).  We got news from our IAC Adoption Counselor last night that we’ve been assigned a social worker for our home study visits!  😀 In addition to home study visits, we’ll be working … Continue reading

Mounds of Paperwork? Bring it on!

Mounds of Paperwork? Bring it on!

March 22nd–two months from today! This is an especially exciting day for us because it’s the day we’re planning to sign on with our chosen agency, the IAC.  We’re attending a two-day “This-Is-What-You’re-In-For-Are-You-Sure?-I-Mean-Really-Sure?-Okay-Here-We-Go!” workshop.  The actual title is the somewhat vague but still a little unnerving “Weekend Intensive Workshop,” but I think they said at … Continue reading